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Todd Day
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Shooting guard
Born January 7, 1970 (1970-01-07) (age 40)
Decatur, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 188 lb (85 kg)
High school Hamilton (Memphis Tennessee)
College Arkansas
Draft 8th overall, 1992
Milwaukee Bucks
Pro career 1992–2001
Former teams Milwaukee Bucks (1992-1995)
Boston Celtics (1995-1997)
Miami Heat (1997)
Phoenix Suns (1999-2000)
Minnesota Timberwolves (2000-2001)

Todd Fitzgerald Day (born January 7, 1970 in Decatur, Illinois) is a retired American professional basketball player. Day is the all-time leading scorer at the University of Arkansas, and played eight seasons in the NBA. During the 2006 season, he played for the Blue Stars of Lebanon's WASL Club League.[1]

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High School career

Day played for his stepfather, Ted Anderson at Memphis's Hamilton High School, where he was a McDonald's All-American.[2] He also earned All-State and All-District honors during his prep career.[3]

Collegiate career

Day played college basketball at the University of Arkansas for coach Nolan Richardson, and was a four-year letterman ('89,'90,'91 and '92). At Arkansas, Day broke Sidney Moncrief's career mark for scoring with 2,395 points during his four-year career. Day was a member of the All-Southwest Conference Newcomer Team as a freshman, a member of the Arkansas unit that reached the NCAA Final Four as a sophomore, and a John Wooden First-Team All-America selection as both a junior and senior. In his final college season, he powered the Razorbacks to the Southeastern Conference title in the school's first season in the league. His scoring average (22.7 ppg) was the third highest in school history.[3]

Day holds several school records, including career points (2,395), and points in a season (786). He would frequently be associated with fellow Arkansas teammate Lee Mayberry, and they were called the MayDay Connection by the Hog fans. [4]

He played for the US national team in the 1990 FIBA World Championship, winning the bronze medal.[5] He averaged 6.3 points per game during the tournament, while helping the last collegiate team ever to represent the USA on a major international tournament win the bronze medal.

Professional career

Day was selected in the 1st round (8th pick) by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1992 NBA Draft and was joined in the first round by teammates Oliver Miller and Lee Mayberry, giving the Razorbacks three first round selections that year. He was traded with Alton Lister to the Boston Celtics for Sherman Douglas on November 26, 1995. Day scored a career high 41 points, tying Paul Pierce and Larry Bird's Celtic franchise record for points in a quarter (24), against the Minnesota Timberwolves on December 22, 1995.[6]

During his NBA career, Day also played for the Miami Heat, the Phoenix Suns and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Over the course of his time in the NBA, Day averaged 12.3 points per game.

Day only reached the playoffs once in his eight NBA seasons, with the 1999-00 Phoenix Suns. In nine games that postseason, Day contributed to a first-round upset of the defending champion San Antonio Spurs and a second-round loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.[7]

Day joined the Arkansas Rimrockers for their inaugural season in the ABA basketball league in 2004-05. In their only season in the league, the Rimrockers had a record of 32-5, defeating the Bellevue Blackhawks 118-103 in Alltel Arena for the league championship. Day finished the game with 32 points and 6 steals.[8] Day was named 1st Team All-ABA and was an ABA All-Star. Day helped Rayyan (Qatar) win the 16th FedEx FIBA Asia Champions Cup in 2005, scoring 24 points in the victory over Fastlink (Jordan).[9] After spending the 2005 training camp with the Detroit Pistons[10], Day returned to the ABA, this time with the Arkansas Aeros.[11] for the 2006-07 season. Day also had a stint playing for the Harlem Globetrotters.

In December 2007 Day was named head coach for the Arkansas Impact of the Premier Basketball League.[12] The Impact began their season in January 2008 and play their home games in Little Rock's Barton Coliseum. Todd Day is also a member of the 2008 class of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame.[13]

Personal

Day is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

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